Do you want to do a quick dessert with whatever fruit you have in the house? I recommend a crisp. This one is more of a fall to early spring version, but you can make it spring to summer with strawberries and rhubarb or peaches and cherries. Or really anything that you like and looks amazing. This really is the best way to make a seasonal dessert. Adjust the spices and sugar to your liking.
Pear Apple Crisp modified from The New Moosewood Cookbook:
About 6 servings
4 peeled and sliced tart apples
2 peeled and sliced pears
2-3 Tb. lemon juice
¼ c. sugar
1¼ c. rolled oats
1 c. flour
¼ c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
A dash each of allspice and nutmeg
½ tsp. salt
½ c. melted butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the apples and pears in a 9” square pan. Sprinkle with sugar.
Mix together the remaining ingredients (from rolled oats down) in a medium sized bowl. Distribute over the top of the fruit and pat firmly into place. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is crisp and lightly browned and the fruit is bubbling around the edges. Serve at any temperature from hot to room. Best with ice cream.
Super easy and you probably have a lot of this stuff already, especially if you like to bake. It packs up nicely for picnics and would be a welcome addition to any potluck. I love crisps and now I’m thinking of doing another one. I do love summer peaches!